Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

Network Rail

Rail Minister officially opens first section of Dawlish sea wall which will help protect vital rail link to the south west

25th September 2020

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has officially opened the first section of the new Dawlish sea wall which will help protect the vital stretch of railway connecting Devon and Cornwall with the rest of the country from rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions.

Hartlepool station

Plans to re-develop Hartlepool railway station revealed

25th September 2020

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and Hartlepool Council Leader Shane Moore have announced plans to boost capacity at Hartlepool railway station by bringing the old second platform back into use, improving rail transport for local people and businesses.

southeastern

A new look station for Swanley thanks to £2.25 million

25th September 2020

The people of Swanley are set to benefit from a much improved railway station thanks to a £2.25m funding package.

Govia Thameslink Railway

Celebrations in store for Sussex railway depot

25th September 2020

Nestled away in the Arun district of West Sussex is a workplace home to hundreds of dedicated railway workers – and today marks the 25th anniversary of the site’s operations.

Northern

£166,000 investment transforms Meadowhall Interchange car park

25th September 2020

An investment of more than £160,000 has transformed the car park at Meadowhall Interchange.

Network Rail

No trains in or out of London King’s Cross Station on October weekend as Network Rail makes progress on £1.2billion East Coast Upgrade

25th September 2020

Network Rail and train operators on the East Coast Main Line are urging passengers not to travel to or from London King’s Cross, or on Thameslink services to or from St Pancras International via Finsbury Park, on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October, as vital work continues on the East Coast Upgrade.

Transport for West Midlands

Planning permission granted for new Moseley Railway Station

24th September 2020

Plans for Moseley Station have been approved by Birmingham City Council’s planning committee.

Network Rail

North Yorkshire bridge renewals to make railway more reliable for passengers

24th September 2020

Multi-million pound bridge upgrades are taking place on the Settle to Carlisle line in North Yorkshire to make the railway more reliable for passengers and freight.

Network Rail

Passengers warned of changes to journeys for essential railway upgrades in Manchester

24th September 2020

Passengers are being urged to check before they travel this weekend during essential railway improvement work on a key route into Manchester Piccadilly station.

Network Rail

Network Rail improves historic Darlington bridge ahead of 195th anniversary

23rd September 2020

Network Rail has carried out improvement work on Skerne Bridge, the oldest railway bridge in the world in continuous use, before its 195th anniversary this weekend.

Totalkare

Business growth prompts Totalkare relocation to accommodate larger product portfolio

23rd September 2020

On the back of several years of sustained growth, Totalkare will relocate to a new, purpose-built facility on Monday 21 September 2020.

PTSG

PTSG wins DART project

23rd September 2020

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist electrical services in a new state-of-the-art guided mass passenger transit system in Luton.

Network Rail

Preston station’s historic glazing gets identical looking modern replacement

23rd September 2020

A major restoration project on Preston station’s glazed frontage is complete making it safe and reliable for passengers on the West Coast main line.

Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales continue with station improvements on Wrexham-Bidston line

22nd September 2020

Transport for Wales (TfW) is continuing to deliver their Station Improvement Vision on the Borderlands line between Wrexham and Bidston and moving forward with their plans to transform transport throughout the Wales and Borders network.

Network Rail

Conwy Valley Line to reopen this month as £2.2m investment helps protect it from extreme weather and flooding

22nd September 2020

The Conwy Valley Line, which runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno in north Wales, will reopen on 28 September after Network Rail’s £2.2m investment to better protect the railway from extreme weather and flooding has been completed.

Nichols Group

Former HS2 Chief Executive joins the Nichols Group

21st September 2020

Simon Kirby has joined the Nichols Group as Managing Partner.

Warwick District

Leamington Spa Station Improvement Scheme announced

21st September 2020

A new rail infrastructure initiative for Warwick District has taken an important step forward with the announcement of an improvement scheme for Leamington Spa Station.

Network Rail

Public consultation opens for Ely rail capacity

21st September 2020

Network Rail’s first round of public consultation for proposals to upgrade the railway in and around Ely has opened and will run for six weeks.

Midland Metro Alliance

Midland Metro Alliance celebrates milestone track weld in Centenary Square

21st September 2020

A major milestone for the Birmingham Westside Metro extension was achieved on Sunday (20 September) as tracks laid last year in Centenary Square were successfully welded to brand-new rail installed in Broad Street.

New features confirmed for highly anticipated rail industry showcase Railtex/Infrarail 2021

21st September 2020

Despite the extraordinary and challenging circumstances the rail industry is currently operating in, response to the first ever co-located Railtex/Infrarail 2021 event has been excellent.